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CURLY BILL AND RINGO
Why did the legendary gunfighter, Ringo, come to Boot Hill? Rumors and innuendo ignite the small frontier town.
Did the wealthy rancher, Willy Gibson, hire him to combat the cattle rustlers? Was he here to even up some old grudges? Or to hunt down the men who tried to kill him?
Miss Sarah, the most beautiful woman in town, seemed in a much different mood after he checked in at the hotel where she worked.
Curly Bill knew who he was, or thought he should, since they rode together for a time. Curly also remembered that around Ringo, you always watched for signs of trouble, if you were smart.
"Would you mind telling me why you're in Boot Hill, when you're supposed to be in hell?" Curly asks.
Ringo glanced at him out of those cold clear blue eyes. �I came back,� he said quietly. �I got lonesome down there. Kept thinking about some fellows I should have taken with me.�
More action-packed gunfighting westerns by Van Holt:
- A Few Dead Men
- Blood in the Hills
- Brandon�s Law
- Curly Bill and Ringo
- Dead Man Riding
- Dead Man's Trail
- Death in Black Holsters
- Dynamite Riders
- Hellbound Express
- Hunt the Killers Down
- Rebel With a Gun
- Riding for Revenge
- Rubeck's Raiders
- Shiloh Stark
- Shoot to Kill
- Six-Gun Solution
- The Antrim Guns
- The Bounty Hunters
- The Bushwhackers
- The Fortune Hunters
- The Gundowners
- The Gundown Trail
- The Hellbound Man
- The Last of the Fighting Farrells
- The Long Trail
- The Man Called Bowdry
- The Stranger from Hell
- The Vultures
- Wild Country
- Wild Desert Rose
Coming soon by Van Holt:
- The Return of Frank Graben
- The Revenge of Tom Graben
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About the Author
�I had a feeling that Van Holt�might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.� --Stern0
�Van Holt is King of the Spaghetti Western�� --Rarebird1
Van Holt wrote his first western when he was in high school and sent it to a literary agent, who soon returned it, saying it was too long but he would try to sell it if Holt would cut out 16,000 words. Young Holt couldn't bear to cut out any of his perfect western, so he threw it away and started writing another one.
A draft notice interrupted his plans to become the next Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour. A tour of duty as an MP stationed in South Korea was pretty much the usual MP stuff except for the time he nabbed a North Korean spy and had to talk the dimwitted desk sergeant out of letting the guy go. A briefcase stuffed with drawings of U.S. aircraft and the like only caused the overstuffed lifer behind the counter to rub his fat face, blink his bewildered eyes, and start eating a big candy bar to console himself. Imagine Van Holt's surprise a few days later when he heard that same dumb sergeant telling a group of new admirers how he himself had caught the famous spy one day when he was on his way to the mess hall.
Holt says there hasn't been too much excitement since he got out of the army, unless you count the time he was attacked by two mean young punks and shot one of them in the big toe. Holt believes what we need is punk control, not gun control.
After traveling all over the West and Southwest in an aging Pontiac, Van Holt got tired of traveling the day he rolled into Tucson and he has been there ever since, still dreaming of becoming the next Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour when he grows up. Or maybe the next great mystery writer. He likes to write mysteries when he's not too busy writing westerns or eating Twinkies.
Warning: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously�by reading another Van Holt western.
Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.